Tucked away in Prenzlauer Berg, a district that bustles with cafes, bars and restaurants sit two 19th-century buildings, Ackselhaus & Blue Home, just doors apart but a whole world away from Europe’s gritty and edgy capital city of cool.
In Ackselhaus, antiques mix with innovative touches, a sort of funky modern colonialism reigns with individually themed rooms, lovingly furnished and inspired by owner Ulf's own travels, (China, Cairo, Safari) and his love of the sea (Ocean, Maritime). Next-door Blue Home, continues the aquatic look and feel with a water-blue façade and an aquarium-lined entrance hall dotted with fish sculptures. It is also home to the Club del Mar restaurant.
All up this is a pair of very stylish city bolt-holes and the design and décor will probably give you more than a dash of both wanderlust and home-envy with its eclectic, exotic and luxurious mix… and it will probably make you wish you were staying for longer.
and loved it?